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Millimeter Wave VNA System (CobaltFx)

Farran & Copper Mountain Technologies, globally recognized innovators, with a combined 50 years' experience in RF test & measurement systems, have partnered to create CobaltFx; your new mm-Wave frequency solution.

Millimeter Wave VNA System (CobaltFx)

Farran & Copper Mountain Technologies, globally recognized innovators, with a combined 50 years' experience in RF test & measurement systems, have partnered to create CobaltFx; your new mm-Wave frequency solution.

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“Colbalt Fx is the first mm-Wave frequency solution that can be built upon either a 9 GHz or a 20 GHz frequency extension compatible VNA. Colbalt Fx’s high dynamic range and directivity allow for highly accurate and stable mm-Wave S-parameter measurements in four dedicated waveguide bands 18-54 GHz, 50-75 GHz, 60-90 GHz, and 75-110 GHz. CobaltFx offers an unparalleled combination of price, performance, flexibility and size.

The VNA’s used in this system are from Copper Mountain Technologies industry leading Cobalt Series. They feature fast sweep speeds down to 10 microseconds per point and a dynamic range of up to 160 dB, all comprised in a compact, USB form factor. CobaltFx can be configured as a two port system with either C4209 or C4220 VNA, or as a 4 port system based on either C4409 or C4420 VNA. All frequency extension compatible Cobalt VNAs work seamlessly with Farran’s mm-Wave FEV frequency extenders.

The extenders are packaged in small and versatile enclosures, that allow for flexible port arrangements with respect to the waveguide. Waveguide ports are manufactured in accordance to the new IEEE 1785 standard and ensure industry best alignment and repeatability of the connection, allowing for long interval times between calibration. The system comes with a precision calibration kit, containing a flush short, offset piece and broadband load and allows for full 12-term port calibration.”

Testimonials and reviews from our customers

What customers are saying

Joe Shirley, Laboratory & Production Manager

Compass Technology Group, LLC

We bought our first Farran frequency extenders from Copper Mountain for use with our C4220 on a measurement service contract in 2017.  The extenders are easy to operate, integrate seamlessly with the Copper Mountain VNA, and provide precision data.  Since 2017, we have used the extenders on dozens of projects.  We even incorporated these extenders into our own product line as we designed The Millimeter Wave Focus Beam System which includes two Farran Frequency extenders.  Working with Farran and Copper Mountain continues to be a pleasure and we look forward to working with both companies in the future!


Product Development Engineer

Multinational Telecoms Conglomerate

It is great to finally have full access to the requisite test equipment that can evaluate my new designs! After much time designing and optimising filters, couplers, and power divers, I needed an accurate and easy-to-use S-parameters setup for mm-wave measurements. CobaltFx has proven to be just as accurate, yet much easier to configure and use, than all other solutions we investigated. Today we are confident that our design methods are accurate, always yield precise results, and that our products ensure we have satisfied returning customers


Technical Director

US Semiconductor Corporation

A single, cohesive, cost-effective solution was our criteria when searching for a mm-wave S-Parameter test set. Farran’s CobaltFx system met all these requirements in spades! It covered all our technical requirements for S-Parameter measurements in W-Band, and at approximately half the price of other solutions. Cobalt-Fx has proved to be an excellent overall solution for our mm-wave requirements. Farran’s service and support before, during, and after sales was exemplary.


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